The Android talkback feature makes the phone talk to you. So you might not be interested in the feature. You can opt to turn off talkback permanently.
Talkback is an accessibility device that is meant to especially help the visually impaired and blind people to have access to the services of the android phone. When activated, it acts as a screen reader and controller.
When in operation, the visually impaired, blind, or anyone interested can have eyes-free control of the device. You can control the device without having to look at the screen.
This feature has been very beneficial but does not help much if you are an active person and with a good sight. That makes it. That makes it irritating. So you need to get rid of it.
There are several ways that you can use to turn it off permanently.
How to turn off the talkback feature.
You can turn off the talkback on your android by going to the accessibility settings on your device, by using the volume keys, or by using google assistant. Three different ways make it possible to turn off the talkback on your android phone. These procedures work differently on different android phones or android versions. But the steps are easy to follow.
How to disable Talkback using the volume key shortcut
The volume keys give you the easiest way to turn off talkback permanently on your android. While setting up talkback on your phone, you will see an option that allows you to enable an accessibility shortcut. If you enable it, you can disable talkback easily with the volume buttons.
You just locate the volume keys on your device, and you then press and hold onto the volume keys for three seconds. You will hear the talkback voice saying ‘talkback off’.
This means you have disabled the accessibility feature on your android. If that option doesn’t work. There are other methods at your disposal.
Turn off Talkback from the android’s accessibility feature
This can be termed a standard method of disabling Talkback on android devices. You use the settings app that helps you to find the applications app. You can then disable the feature from there.
You should note that the talkback feature is activated already so you need to double-tap to select anything on the screen. You can follow the following steps:
You launch the settings app on your device. You then click on accessibility. After that, you tap on talkback. You then click on the switch next to ‘use talkback’.Finally, you tap stop to permanently disable talkback on your android device.
You can turn off talkback on your android by using google assistant
It is also possible to turn off talkback permanently on your android using google assistant. The google assistant is capable of doing so many things on your android phone. So I can also help turn off talkback on your phone. This is how it works:
You launch google assistant and just use it to turn off the talkback by just saying ‘turn off talkback’.You will then receive a response that confirms that the talkback has been turned off.
How to turn off the accessibility shortcut on Android
The accessibility shortcut on android lets you enable or disable any accessibility service that might be installed on your android phone with the volume buttons. You can see an option to turn on ‘volume key shortcut’ whenever you happen to enable an accessibility service. This includes talkback.
You may need the talk volumes for another shortcut. If that’s the case, you can follow the following steps to turn off the accessibility shortcut on your android:
You launch the settings app and select accessibility. You then tap the service|app and you can select talkback. You then select the talkback shortcut and move on to turning off the two shortcuts. You do this final move by tapping save after the previous move of selecting talkback shortcut.
Android 10 and below
You launch the settings app and select accessibility. You then tap volume key shortcuts and move on to tap ‘use service’.That disables the accessibility shortcut service that you have registered for.
How to turn off Talkback on your lock screen
You can also just decide to turn back talkback on your lock screen. That doesn’t make it not work on your lock screen but you won’t be able to enable talkback or any other accessibility from the lock screen using the volume button gestures.
This method is advantageous for privacy reasons because your phone won’t start talking to you when locked.
These are the steps to follow:
You launch the settings app then select accessibility and then scroll to the bottom. Under experimental, you turn off ‘shortcut’ from the lock screen.
Android 10 and below
You open your device settings then tap accessibility. You then select the volume key shortcut, then turn off from the lockscreen.
These are the methods that you can use to turn off talkback permanently or get rid of talkback. Just don’t forget to clear your phone cache after performing the above methods.If you feel you want to, you can always reverse the procedure. The talkback feature enables the visually impaired and the blind to access the services of the android device. But if you accidentally turn it on, you can disable it using the above-discussed methods. But the good side of turning it off is that you can always enable it again if you feel you want to.